ELD Weekly Bulletin
Title III/ELD Listserv - April 4, 2016
10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy
Many elementary school ESL teachers are now looking at materials for their 2016–2107 classroom. During a recent #ELLCHAT discussion, we shared ideas for choosing materials for ELs. One of the liveliest discussions was about online resources.
I’d like to share some online resources that feature books for children and really work well for ELs. The best books sites for ELs have an audio component, and the words are highlighted as they are read. If your budget is limited, some of these sites are free.
Call for Proposals: La Cosecha & NABE
We encourage you to share the best practices and ideas for Dual Language Learners and English Learners in Tulsa PS at these fantastic national conferences.
OKTESOL Conference 2016: Empowering Comprehension
You are invited to our Spring 2016 Conference, "Empowering Comprehension" which will be held at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) in Edmond, OK on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd.
All conference forms and details are featured on the oktesol.com website. If you have any questions or needs we have not addressed, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We hope to see you there!
- AWARDS Please consider nominating yourself, a student or colleague for one of our awards.
- PRESENTERS We would also love for you to consider being one of our presenters!
- EXHIBITORS If you know of a publisher/vendor, including local artisans, or an organization that might like to be one of our exhibitors, they can sign up on our website or email us directly.
- COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS We welcome community organizations to get involved and reach out to our members. We also offer special exhibitor arrangements for area non-profits.
The Title III/ELD Office will pay registration and mileage for any TPS staff member who would like to attend the OKTESOL conference. If you would like to attend, please send your completed registration form and PS10 to Laura Grisso, email@example.com by Friday, April 8th.
New Fast Fact Sheet from OELA
Did you know?
In SY 2013–14, the national graduation rate reached a record high of 82.3 percent for all public high school students, an increase of one percentage point from the previous school year. Between SYs 2010–11 and 2013–14, graduation rates increased for all racial/ethnic categories. Asian/Pacific Islander and White students consistently graduated at higher rates than the national average for all students. The gaps between the ‘all student’ rates and ‘Black’ and ‘Hispanic‘ student rates decreased by approximately two percentage points each since SY 2010–11.
Webinar: Building Educational Communities of Inclusion in PreK-12 Settings
Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
In this webinar, experts with the Center of Applied Linguistics (CAL) will examine the critical role played by cultural proficiency in successfully welcoming and orienting newcomers to their schools and communities and explore examples of approaches that increase educational access and opportunity for every student.
ELD Teachers Needed for the Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council
The Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) is a volunteer body made up of educators from around the country who meet in-person with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s education team in Seattle twice a year. TAC members participate in working sessions that provide the Foundation with teachers’ honest reactions and feedback to its new and ongoing education funding efforts.
The Gates Foundation is specifically soliciting for English Language Development (ELD) teachers to apply to the Teacher Advisory Council. What a great opportunity for professional growth and collaboration!
COHO: Free Health Fair
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